A.R.T. Show at the College of New Caledonia (Nechako) Campus in Vanderhoof

Participants in the A.R.T. (Art/Relationships/Therapy) Program, an initiative funded by the Health Arts Research Centre, are holding an art show at the College of New Caledonia (Nechako) Campus in Vanderhoof from July 29th – September 10th, 2019.

The campus and art show will be open for visiting during the following dates & times:

Weekdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm from July 29th to August 16th
Weekdays from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm from August 17th – September 10th

Last week, participants, community members, and the Health Arts Research Centre team attended an opening reception and viewing of the art show. Participants spoke on their positive experiences through the program, including learning artistic techniques of acrylic flow, using art silicone, and understanding the meaning behind shapes and textures. Participants also spoke on how the  program has led to reduced stress levels, increased energy, and has improved overall wellness though building community and cultural connection. Weekly art workshops have been led and taught by  Lauren Aldred (Part-Time Counsellor, CNC & HARC Advisory Committee), and Kim Sebastian (Artist, Frog clan, McLeod and Hagwilget).

See photos below of some of the participants alongside their beautiful artwork!